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SIAL India International Food Fair

We would like to inform you that Commissioner Wojciechowski will be visiting India on 6-12 December 2023 accompanied by a delegation of up to 70 senior representatives of European companies/producer organizations of the agri-food sector. This trip will combine official meetings of the Commissioner with the relevant governmental counterparts, and promotion activities attended by the business delegation in conjunction with the European Commission’s presence at SIAL India international food fair with an EU pavilion.

The visit to India will concentrate on providing market intelligence in the food and beverage sector, business-to-business activities, as well as retail and site visits. The program of the business delegation will provide the representatives of the European agri-food sector with an excellent platform to discover the Indian market and to make direct business contacts both in New Delhi (mainly at SIAL India) as well as in Mumbai, with B2B professionals from across India.

Business delegates attending this mission should represent particularly, but not exclusively, the sectors of pork and poultry, chocolate, confectionery and bakery, dairy, wines, beer and spirits, olive oil and vegetable oils, fruits and vegetables, geographical indication products, commodities such as grains, oilseeds, and animal feed.

The Commissioner would like to include in his business delegation European and national producers’ organizations and companies from all EU Member States with strong export potential that preferably have not participated in such EU projects before.

The final selection of the business representatives will be based on the product and geographical balance of the delegation. In this context, the candidates’ representativeness of a given sector, their capacity to conduct international business and accessing challenging markets will also be taken into account.

Senior level representatives from both producer organizations and individual companies are welcome to take part. Participants are expected to attend the whole program.

Interested organizations/companies are invited to complete the online application form by 15 June 2023 via the link: EUSurvey – Survey (

For any practical questions you may address directly the Research Executive Agency via email:

DG AGRI’s announcement of the event is available HERE.